Competition rules

Friday 14th June 2019 at Studley Wood Golf Club

Team Stableford Competition Format

  • We will be playing full handicap stableford rules throughout the competition.
  • On every par 4 and par 5 the BEST TWO stableford scores in your team are added together for your team score on that hole. Please however record all individual point scores on your scorecard.
  • On every par 3 you add ALL of your individual points for that hole for your team score.

Stableford scoring

  • Each player plays against the par of each hole and receives points according to how they score in relation to par. The scoring system is as follows:
2 or more over par 0 points
1 over par 1 point
Par 2 points
1 under par 3 points
2 under par 4 points
3 under par 5 points
And so on…
  • The score is the nett score for each hole dependent upon the player’s handicap. The nett score is calculated by taking strokes at the appropriate hole using the stroke index indicated on the score card.
  • Whereas medal play requires you to complete every hole, stableford is a score by hole, so that if you take more than 2 over par nett on a hole, you can pick your ball up and go to the next hole and start again.
  •  Example scoring (assume all 4 team members have a handicap of 18)
  • On a par 4 player A shoots a nett 5, player B a nett 6, player C a nett 4 and player D a nett 5
  • Points allocated therefore:
    • Player A – 1 point (1 over par nett)
    • Player B – 0 points (2 over par nett)
    • Player C – 2 points (nett par)
    • Player D – 1 point (1 over par nett)
  • Best two individual points for the team score = 3

Example on the par 3’s (assume all 4 team members have a handicap of 18)

  • Player A shoots a nett 3, player B shoots a nett 3, play C shoots a nett 4 and player C does not score
  • Points allocated therefore:
    • Player A – 2 points (nett par)
    • Player B – 2 points (nett par)
    • Player C – 1 point (1 over par nett)
    • Player D – 0 points (more than 2 over par)
  • Team points = 5

Longest Drive Competition

  • On the nominated hole each player in the team drives off as per normal.
  • Distance is measured from the tee to where the ball comes to rest.
  • The ball must come to rest on the fairway to count.
  • The tee shot must have been the first, original tee shot of that player (additional tee shots do not count).
  • The first player with the longest drive writes their name on the marker sign and places that in the spot where their ball came to rest.
  • Subsequent longer drives, meeting the criteria above, move the marker as appropriate.
  • The final 4 ball to then retrieve the marker and bring back into the clubhouse.

Nearest the pin

  • Nearest the pin will apply on EACH par 3.
  • Distance is measured from where the ball comes to rest and the hole.
  • The ball must come to rest on the green to count.
  • The tee shot must have been the first, original tee shot of that player (additional tee shots do not count).
  • The first player with the closest to the pin writes their name on the marker sign and places that in the spot where the ball comes to rest.
  • Subsequent, nearer shots, meeting the criteria above, move the marker as appropriate.
  • The final 4 ball to then retrieve the marker and bring back into the clubhouse.

**Returning for 2019 – Let the charity benefit from your success**

  • Playing to your handicap should reward you with 36 points
  • If you play better than your handicap (i.e. you score more than 36 individual points) then we ask you to share the joy and make a donation to the charity
  • Our MC Nathan will chose the amount, your friends might help him here – we will find out in the evening!!

Yellow Ball Competition

We have a new format for the 2019 ‘Yellow Ball Competition’, which will run alongside the main stableford points competition for a small fee of £20 per team.

This competition provides an opportunity to win an addition team prize for the highest number of stableford points the yellow ball collects during the round.

  • Each team who enters will start with one yellow ball.
  • When you enter, you will be asked to nominate one player in your team who will play the yellow ball for the whole round, or until the ball is lost, whichever happens first.
  • Your scorecard will be highlighted at registration with your nominated player.
  • You capture the scores of all players as per normal on each hole, you don’t need to do anything different at this stage.
  • On each hole that the yellow ball completes, mark a Y against that hole at the side.
  • If you lose the ball, you no longer record a Y next to the subsequent holes.
  • When your team scorecard is handed in on completion of the round, the scorers in the pro-shop will not only record your team main competition score, but also your Yellow Ball score.
  • The team with the highest yellow ball points score are the winners.